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will be friday when the house takes up part of the superstorm sandy relief package. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> and hillary clinton plans to return to work next week to finish out her term as secretary of state. she was released yesterday from a new york hospital where she was being treated for a blood clot. it was the latest in a string of medical problems that sidelined the nation's top diplomat for nearly a month. her doctors expect her to make a full recovery. >>> big changes are coming to san francisco's waterfront ahead of this summer's america's cup races. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman is at the waterfront to tell us about the green makeover. mike. >> reporter: liz, first of all, just look at this view. this is like the nicest view in the world. i guess you could argue about that. but this whole neighborhood is going to change. it's been improving for the last several years and it's rocking and will get a lot better. >>> reporter: fred's java house is a fixture along san francisco's waterfront long before his uncle was being arrested for union activities during the heyday
. there was a jump in construction jobs. almost 40,000, because of hurricane sandy rebuilding and the housing recovery. >>> and in washington, the new congress is gearing up to get down to work. they have a full plate in front of them, with their fair share of bitter battles already looming. abc's tahman bradley joins us, now, from washington, with the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. right out of the gate, members of this new congress have a lot to deal with. they have to take on spending and deficit reduction. but the first order of business is aid for people still struggling to put their lives back together after hurricane sandy. the newly sworn in 113th congress gets down to business today. first up, a vote on a $9 billion aid package for victims of superstorm sandy. but that's only a fraction of the $60 billion in aid the senate had approved. the house adjourned earlier in the week, before the vote, which set off a firestorm. northeastern politicians erupted. >> republican leadership has turned their backs on new yorkers. >> we sent them there. we s
, it was just this week, where the children of sandy hook elementary school went back to school to a new building. same desks were delivered. this weekend, not far from that community, though, controversy, over a gun show being held and the debate largely to how close the show is to newtown, and how soon after the tragedy. abc's mark greenblatt is in stamford, connecticut, tonight. >> reporter: just 40 miles away from sandy hook elementary, a gun show decided it must go on here. happening in the same city where the gunman's father lives. the timing of this show insensitive. >> i don't have a solid opinion on that. i'm not for or against it. but i would defend it by saying that it wasn't the gun. >> reporter: but the death of 20 first-graders and six staff members at sandy hook, prompted other gun shows to cancel their events, including one planned in nearby waterbury. >> i felt that the timing of a gun show so close to that tragic event, would be in bad taste. >> reporter: but across the country, attendance at gun shows is up. buyers today at this minnesota show said, they're expecting m
the campus. the student is a self-proclaimed white supremist. >> just three weeks after the sandy hoag elementary massacre, gun show was held not far from the city of newtown. there was pressure not to hole the show but organizers say this is how they made their living. some gun shows an hour away cancelled or rescheduled. >> no idea what the president has in mind, but down the road, could be many things that could jeopardy do is gun show moat -- promoters and gun sale. >> the opportunityistic for gun control, leveraging the tragedy in sandy hook, is despicable. >> gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and especially since sandy hook. >> a piedmont man's ten-year-old daughter has motivate him to help gets guns off the streets. he started his own cash for guns program. reporter: micky jordan lives in piedmont. she is glad she is alive anywhere. >> one of the girls who didn't live in the house, got out a gun and put it to my head and pulled a trigger. >> that happened when she was ten. the said she girl laughed saying the safety was on. then 17 years late
parks faced closures - why they apparently did it. >>> people hit by superstorm sandy. could soon be getting relief money -- but others will still have to wait. >>> and - it looked like a congressional photo-op. but this picture turned out to be a photo-shop. we'll explain - next. (male announcer) this is bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> catherine: now at 5-30. a new report released today says that employees with the california department of parks and recreation intentionally hid millions of dollars from the state. kron 4's charles clifford has more. >> reporter: last summer it was discovered that the california department of parks and recreation may have had up to 54 million dollars hidden in two accounts. the news was particularily shocking because at the time california was considering closing down dozens of state parks due to a lack of funding the news also resulted in the resignation of parks and rec director, ruth colemn. but in this new report, the state attorney generals office concludes that 34 million dollars of that money was innocently misplaced, the r
of the sandy hook elementary school, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will be in connecticut tomorrow to meet the families in a private setting. she was shot in the head two years ago at a campaign event and forced to retire from the injuries. tonight a benefit concert will be held for the sandy hook victims at new vision church. >> in the wake of the tragedy another company is offering bullet proof clothing for children. it is made by a company in columbia that makes bullet roof items for adult, and the owner has been getting e-mails asking for children's sizes. among the items being made are backpacks and vests. the owner lands -- plans on selling them in the united states. interesting to hear the response. >> looking ahead to the forecast on friday, will it be outdoor weekend? >> well...depends on your definition. early saturday, maybe you can get stuff in. >> if you like the rain, it is your week end. now, trying to make everyone happy, it is dry weather, but mostly a lot of fox extreme weather center. coming up on 6:18, you can see looking down to the west, into san fran
the families of survivors of the sandy hook elementary school, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will be in connecticut tomorrow to meet the families in a private setting. she was shot in the head two years ago at a campaign event and forced to retire from the injuries. tonight a benefit concert will be held for the sandy hook victims at new vision church. >> in the wake of the tragedy another company is offering bullet proof clothing for children. it is made by a company in columbia that makes bullet roof items for adult, and the owner has been getting e-mails asking for children's sizes. among the items being made are backpacks and vests. the owner lands -- plans on selling them in the united states. interesting to hear the response. >> looking ahead to the forecast on friday, will it be outdoor weekend? >> well...depends on your definition. early saturday, maybe you get stuff in. >> if you like the rain, it is your week end. now, trying to make everyone happy, it is dry weather, but mostly a lot of fox extreme weather center. coming up on 6:18, you can see looking down to the
for people trying to put their lives back together after hurricane sandy. >> the sworn in 113th congress gets down to business today. >> first up, a vote on $9 billion aid package if victims of super storm sandy only a fraction of the $60 bill in aid the senate approved. the house adjourned before a vote which set off a firestorm. northeast politicians erupted. >> republican leadership has turned their backs on knockers. >> we sent them there. we sent them there to do the work for us. not to sit down and play with each other. >> residents, some of whom lost everything, voiced their anger. >> they are supposed to be representing us. the $9 billion aid package covers flood insurance impacted by hurricane sandy. the house leadership promised a vote on a separate $51 billion package this month. with relief resolved the new congress will turn their attention to two big looming battles giving new members a taste of washington, dc, partisan divide. >> it is like walking into a dinner party where the couple that is hosting it is already in the middle of a fight. >> congress must address the automatic
and disturbing in recent weeks. in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook, he reintroduced the bill that would close the so-called bullet button loophole in california's assault weapons ban. it allows the sale of weapons with magazines that can quickly be replaced by pushing a button. since then he said he's received dozens of messages on twitter and facebook such as this telling him to, quote, go back to china and communism where citizens have no rights. >> it is really sad that people have to kind of resort to that. i think that's part of my life experience. >> he has had pictures of nooses sent to him and just this week, he received a letter at his office raced with ethnic slurs telling him to, quote, go back to red china where you belong. they have total gun control there. and to hurry up and die. his office says the more threatening messages have been sent over to the sergeant at arms who handles the security for the state senate and the highway patrol is looking into them. yee who was born in china and came to the u.s. at the age of 3 says he knows the threats don't rep the majority of p
to slow it down. >>> google trying to help out victims of superstorm sandy. why not everyone is happy to see them. >>> and the oregon teen who is in hot water with the law. after boasting about driving drunk. in a facebook post. >>> health officials say a norovirus outbreak at a senior home in the north bay ifdozens of residents and staffers and the redwoods senior residential care facility in mill valley have been sickened since christmas eve. two of the elderly residents have since died of complications brought on by the virus. activities and food services have been restricted. and it appears to be slowing the spread of the highly contageous virus. this outbreak follows a similar one at a san rafael retirement home that sickened 27 people in november >>> police have arrested a married couple they say are connected to the new year's eve shooting in sacramento that left two people dead and three others wounded. sacramento police say that amber scholz started the altercation that prompted the deadly shooting at a bar in old town sacramento monday night oficers say her husband. charles
today by casting a vote for billions of dollars in aid to super storm sandy victims'. >> as martha shade reports some in his own party felt ignored by house speaker john boehner when congress did not take up the measure during the week's focus on the fiscal cliff. >> one of the first items when getting down to business was $9 million in aid of superstar standing victims'. >> lawmakers were enraged when the law was scrapped. >> the danger was this was not the delay of one day. i was concerned being pushed over into the new congress that could be delayed for months. >> house speaker johnboehner and others received a firestorm of criticism from gov. chris christopher and others. >> this is an example of the government forgetting who they are here to serve and why. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you! shame on congress!. it has been more than two months since the major damage happen along the jersey shore. the image of the destruction in queens n.y.. >> speaker boehner has assured lawmakers that the house will pick up the remaining balance by the end of the month. >> as far as i am concern
local safeway store. >>> for the first time since the shooting spree at sandy hook, students and teachers who survived the attack were back in class today. >> reporter: for sandy hook survivors it's the first day in what will be a long and difficult journey. this part of that trip for many by bus to a new school in another town seven miles away. >> the kids all got off the bus. a lot were happy to see friends they haven't seen in a while and excited about the new school. >> reporter: almost three weeks after the attack at the old school that ended with 20 classmates and six staff mates killed in the gunfire. >> it's hard to know what is it doing to them psychologically. >> reporter: and harder to understand what it might take to move on. >> we try not to keep talking over and over about the same stuff and we just want her to get back to normal. >> reporter: counsellors and administrators say an important part came today as students return to the structure and routine of the classroom under the watchful eye of the police. >> the police have worked with the newtown police so we
of superstorm sandy, but not everybody approved the aid. we'll break this all down with the vote. >>> and giving you a live look at the dry conditions that christina speaks of. the bay bridge toll plaza. where in the world is everybody? they're at home enjoying this friday morning. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >>> well, in case you just are joining us, we wanted to bring you the latest on breaking news that we're following out of tahoe. douglas county sheriff's department officials announcing just about an hour ago the body of 19-year-old alyssa byrne from petaluma has been found in the area. she went missing new year's eve. the sheriff's spokesman saying a utility worker found her b
since the sandy hook elementary school shooting. it was crafted to be as normal of a day as possible. >> reporter: this morning school buses picked up students in newtown. less than three weeks after a gunman killed 26 at sandy hook elementary school, classes resumed. >> the kids got off the bus. a lot were happy to see friends. >> reporter: this school is now renamed sandy hook elementary school. signs welcomed the students to help them feel comfortable. their desks were brought from the old campus to the new school and parents was able to stay with the children today. >> counselors, therapy dogs. parents. everybody was happy to get back in the swing of things. >> reporter: having police guarding the school. today checking i.d.es. >> we don't want them to think this is a police state. this is a school. >> reporter: connecticut's governor announced a new commission to review gun laws, mental health support and school safety. >> we don't know the cause behind this tragedy and we probably never will. not in a way that will make sense of what happened on that day. but that cannot be an
francisco music venue is holding this for the sandy hook airia. they want to decorate it with paper snowflakes. they are holding a snowflake afterwards, it will send the snowflakes to connecticut. today's event is from noon until four. >>> they will release more information tomorrow to excavate a well near sacramento. this is where the remains of a serial killer was found. they found broken bones and a fetus in the well and purse and jacket from another victim. they gave investigators the map to the well and burial site. she and the childhood friend were known to be on the killing spree. they killed as many as 20 people. >>> people are looking for a 92 year old man that hasn't been seen since new year's day. he is described as a white man. 5 feet 5 inches tall and green eyes and green hair -- and gray hair. >> known to visiting racetracks and he is on dozens of medications he needs to take regularly. >>> this is interstate 580 in oakland near the off ramp on the eastbound side. chp shut town the off ramp while police investigated the shooting. all victims transported themselves to t
in congress. >> catherine: it was back to school today - for sandy hook students. they've been out of class since last month -- when a gunman killed 26 people in the connecticut grade school. april williams has more on the first steps -- on the long road to getting back to normal. >> reporter: it's been less than three weeks since they lost 20 of their classmates and six educators, but thursday sandy hook elementary students were back in class. >> "watching them get off the bus, most of the kids were excited, they had seen friends, they hadn't see in awhile, they anxious to get into the hallways and meet up with the other kids, and you could see the teachers had the same response, they were quite excited to see the students." >> reporter: the site of the december shooting is still part of an ongoing investigation, so the former chalk hill middle school in nearby monroe was re- purposed, and renamed sandy hook. >> "a great deal of thought and effort and volunteer work to make this as seamless as possible." >> reporter: to give the students a sense of continuity, desks and other familiar obje
giffords. she arrives just as the 500 children of sandy hook elementary are returning to the classroom, and it happened this morning. there they were, looking out at us from the bus. a small symbol of resilience. and abc's amy robach tells us the story behind those moments. >> reporter: officials say the buses were packed and attendance was high as nearly 500 sandy hook students returned to class for the first time today. >> most of the kids were excited. they had seen friends they hadn't seen in awhile. they were anxious to get into the hallways and meet up with the other kids. and you could see the teachers had the same response. >> reporter: but for many parents, it was a difficult, emotional day. we were with erin and her first grader, lauren, last night, as they prepared for school. >> we just try to focus on the happy things. we really have no idea what we're doing. >> reporter: during the shooting, lauren's teacher hid her 15 students in a tiny bathroom. today, erin was one of many parents who stayed at school with their children. have you thought about next week and what each d
! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> sandy hook elementary might never reopen. today the surviving students went back to school to a different campus seven miles away. nearly three weeks after the shooting spree, the children and staff returned to class in the neighboring town of monroe. a former middle school has been converted into the new sandy hook elementary. the community in newtown, connecticut, is focusing on the positive. >> kids all got off the bus. a lot of them were happy to see their friends. >> we're trying not to keep talking over and over about the same stuff and we want her to get back to normal. >> they will continue to be heavy police presence to make sure the children and parents and staff feel safe at the new school. >>> form he arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords hopes to provide comfort to some of the families. she will meet with them tomorrow. giffords was shot in the head at a tucson shopping mall two years ago. six people in that shooting were killed including a 9-year-old girl. she is a strong advocate of changing the nation's gu
with the house of representatives, they will be voting today on part of the aid for super storm sandy victims. in the house will vote on the rest of the $60 billion package on january 15th. the vote comes after house speaker john boehner canceled a vote on super storm sandy aid earlier this week. east coast leaders including fellow republicans new jersey gov. chris christie and congressman peter king were angry after bearers stalled the boat. the senate will also have to take another boat since the vote comes in the new congress that was sworn in yesterday. (male announcer) live from the bay area here is your kron -- vote to >> semivowel sales are cranking up. at general motors sold over 23,000 chevrolet votes in 2012. industry in gm analysts say the biggest factor driving sales is the vehicles increased popularity ankara sales is the vehicles increased popularity ankara claude c[ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. m
to pass a $9.7 billion bill to help pay flood insurance claims of victims of superstorm sandy. that's after republicans blasted house speaker john boehner for cancel ago a previously scheduled vote on tuesday. today's vote will be followed by another one on january 15th. >>> despite the grumbling in his own party, john boehner was reelected as house speaker as congress begins a new two year term. >> speaker boehner is a leader who has earned the confidence of his conference and the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. >> ten republicans voted for someone else as speaker. boehner struggled to hold back tears as hi welcomed new members of congress. nancy pelosi retains her position as minority leader. there are record number of women, 79 in the house and 20 in the senate. that's five more than the previous congress. >>> former arizona congresswoman gabrielle gifford will reportedly visit newtown connecticut today. she's expected to meet and reach out to families of the victims of last month's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. the meeting is said to take place
for missing data limousine. >> the house of representatives will vote today on super storm sandy aid after the vote was canceled earlier this week. the tail straight ahead. >> we're also following the rather and erica is following our cold temperatures. >> this is our mt. tam cam and these guys are starting to brighten. it is a cold start and we are at freezing. santa rosa and novato 41 and you can see and tell it is a cold start to the mourning period as we head into the afternoon, mostly sunny conditions a little warmer would sunspots' climbing into the lower 60s. later on tonight is shaping up to be a relatively warm evening. mid to upper '40's. big changes as we head into the weekend, i will keep your future cast four and show you what we can forecast coming up and my next report. >> i really like ride around the bay area. the meter lights have not been activated on the bay bridge. the only slow traffic for this morning for a very short stretch of highway four. that is in the commute direction west bound for antioch. that is really the only slow traffic consistent with normal commute p
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5. >>> in connecticut, students at sandy hook elementary school returned to class today. most of them rode buses to their newly renovated school in the neighboring town of monroe. it's the first time they have gone to class since a gunman killed 20 students and 6 adults three weeks ago. >> they were excited, seeing friends and anxious to meet other kids and you can see the teachers had the same response. they were excited to see the students. >> grief counselors and comfort dogs are at the new sandy hook school to help students. >>> authorities have filed rape and murder charges against the man accused of gang raping a 23-year-old indian woman in new delhi. a group of lawyers carried signs and called for justice for women outside the new delhi court where the five men were charged today. prosecutors plan to push for the death penalty in this case. activists say the tragedy could mark a turning for women in india. >>> nearly 100 fresh faces sworn in to the 113th congress today but the new blood doesn't usher in a new era. as cbs reporter danielle nottingham tells us, these new
. >> the house of representatives pass add disaster relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. the vote a few days after northeast officials blasted congress for not including the relief in the fiscal cliff bill. the money is just under $0 -- $10 billion. a vote on another $51 billion is expected later this month. >> a major milestone for the 15-year-old pakistani girl who took on the taliban and survived being shot in the head by them. she now is out of the hospital. she was released from the hospital in england this morning and still needs more cranial reconstruction but doctors felt it would be beneficial if she spent time with her family and air lited to britain in october after being attacked. she blogged about girls, education, and accused the taliban of promoting ignorance and they forbid girls to be in the classroom. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, ahead with the forecast. >> computers models are less bullish on the rain. so we could have more time outside this weekend where it will be dry. hard to believe we have rain when we see the beautiful sky from emeryville but i will tell yo
of representatives finally approved a $9.7 billion relief package for sandy victims. it's the first portion of the larger package the house initially declined to consider. lawmakers are expected to weigh in on the remaining $51 billion in 11 days. >>> some people on new york's staten island whose homes were devastated are upset with google. they say they don't want anyone on the internet to see their wrecked homes. google hopes the apps will help generate more awareness and support. >>> if you get nervous before you fly, this is not going to make you feel better. a pilot in the cockpit, getting ready for takeoff found reeking of booze. michelle miller tells us it happens more than you might think. >> reporter: the pilot is captain colbian christianson. the report says airport recovers and a tsa agent detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage as they passed him. police entered a jet like that as he was in the cockpit, doing a preflight check. he failed the preliminary alcohol breathalyzer test, was arrested, and brought to a minneapolis hospital for a blood test. on average, a dozen pilots
. never a good combination and cold snap not over an ad to the rain that is coming. sandy is here with leif doppler 7 hd. >> yes and as we look at leif doppler 7 hd signs of change already. we are seeing a few clouds out there are next changes come in the form of temperatures so lack at the current readings you will notice we are in the mid upper 30's coldest inlistened valley compared to 24 hours ago. the temperatures in most areas are up. which is a good indication that yes it will be cold tomorrow morning in the valley but not as cold as this in the valleys. when the rain will fall and wet weather will affect the weekend plans. >> thanks. santa clara county district attorney charged maintenance worker late ka with the murder of suspected car thief. 26-year-old riccardo hernandez confronted christopher in underground garage on monday morning investigators believe it was an attempted vigilant justice. he followed his boss orders to detain the victim. attempted citizen arrest ended with deadly gunfire. hernandez is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. >>> u.s. postal i
disaster relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. the vote a few days after northeast officials blasted congress for not including the relief in the fiscal cliff bill. the money is just under $0 -- $10 billion. a vote on another $51 billion is expected later this month. >> a major milestone for the 15-year-old pakistani girl who took on the taliban and survived being shot in the head by them. she now is out of the hospital. she was released from the hospital in england this morning and still needs more cranial reconstruction but doctors felt it would be beneficial if she spent time with her family and air lited to britain in october after being attacked. she blogged about girls, education, and accused the taliban of promoting ignorance and they forbid girls to be in the classroom. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, ahead with the forecast. >> computers models are less bullish on the rain. so we could have more time outside this weekend where it will be dry. hard to believe we have rain when we see the beautiful sky from emeryville but i will tell you what to expect. >> the daring
to provide aid to the -- aides to the victims of sandy. house voted in favor of the nearly $10 billion package. the senate followed suit. there was an outcry by northeast politicians -- politicians from both sides of the aisle when the speaker of the house prevented a vote on the bill on tuesday. the measure is the first of two making their way through congress. >> the people will hold the speaker and all of us to the promise that no later than the 15th of this month some 11 days from today that we will make a full contribution to those people. >> the $9.7 billion package will now head to the white house for the president's signature. the remaining $51 requested by the president will be up for a vote on january 15th. >>> efforts to legalize gay marriage in illinois suffered a setback today. democratic supporters of the bill backed off plans to hold a full senate vote on it. the bill was approved in committee last night but today's vote was called off because three backers were not present. sponsors downplayed the urgency to pass the measure in the lame- duck sex suggesting the issue co
. >>> a day of new beginnings. the students of sandy hook elementary school resume classes. the extra steps taken to help ease them into the new transition. >> the ke [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 for 30 double rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> the students who survived the gunman's rampage in newtown connecticut returned to class today after an extended holiday break. the children may still be fragile but as ktvu's john sasaki learned experts say these are steps a community must take. >> reporter: the new sandy hook elementary school in near by monroe connecticut is covered in a layer of snow. a fresh start for a community on the mend. >> a great deal of thought and effort and volunteer work to make this as seemless as possi
been charged with intoxication manslaughter. >>> well for the first time since the shootings at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut the school young students returned to class today not at the same school. they moved to refurbished building in none row nearby town. wendy has that story. >>reporter: students arrive by bus at the new sandy hook elementary to face what turned out to be a very ordinary day. police termed it mundane with nothing to report. exactly what they wanted as the children and teachers came together for the first time since the december 14th shootings in newtown. >> most ought kids were excite excited. seen friend they hadn't seen in awhile anxious to get natural hallway and meet up with the other kid and you could see the teach hers the same response. quite excited to see the students all together. >>reporter: police held meeting with parents to talk about security. they called the new school located in nearby monroe the safest in the country. >> parents were concerned. school board wanted to discuss any matter that is they brought up which they di
in relief for hurricane sandy victims. # we're also learning about special tax breaks in that fiscal cliff deal. but first, with so much criticism leveled at speaker bainer, there were questions about whether his future was in doubt. the rousing applause for john boehner capped his return as speaker of the house. after a turbulent few weeks of setbacks that have cast doubt on his power and influence, a dozen rebellious conservatives turned against him, but boehner had enough votes. and, following tradition, the top democrat, nancy pelosi, did the honors. >> i present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you! >> reporter: while boehner is known to show emotion, it seemed to reflect the pressure he has been under. >> you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff drama that tarnished boehner's political capital, also cost taxpayers with special interest giveaways. the law extended for two years tax breaks already on the books, including $430 million for hollywood, producer to make their movies and tv shows in the u.s. $
sandy. this is a live picture right now with members of congress from new york and new jersey. they are speaking out. let's listen in. >> in the last 20 years, this as the longest people affected by -- this is the longest people affected by disasters have waited for congress to help with relief. it's not acceptable. i've voted for aid wherever there's been a natural disaster. the northeast deserves the same. new york is a donor state. we give more to the federal government than we take back. now we need help and politics should not be played with the help that we need. we should be -- >> we've been hearing from members of congress. they were curious -- furious when john boehner canceled the vote on tuesday. there will be another vote on january 15th for a larger $51 billion aid package that's already been approved by the senate. still this morning, many lawmakers are expressing out -- outrage that it's taken nine weeks to get any help for the victims. >>> an's motional trip, a well- known member of gunfire will be making a visit to connecticut today. >>> who is sponsoring a ne
on monday. after the sandy hook elementary school shootings, they will be working together heading separate task forces but aiming for the same goal: more gun safety and less violence. >> every once in a while there's something that awakens of the conscience of the country. and that tragic event did it in a way like nothing i have seen in my career. so we're here today to deal with a problem that requires immediate action, urgent action. >> i think there's a lot of public momentum to get something done more so than in the past. this was little kids and people relate to that. this touched everyone's life. >> reporter: today the vice president met with gun safety advocates as well as victims and in the next two days, he will be meeting with the nra and members of the entertainment and video to game industries to hear their ideas, as well. and for congressman thompson, he is hoping to introduce his proposals to the house in early february. liz? >> grace, thank you. >>> the berkeley school district will hire consultants to reexamine safety proced
to the rain that is coming. sandy is here with leif doppler 7 hd. >> yes and as we look at leif doppler 7 hd signs of change already. we are seeing a few clouds out there are next changes come in the form of temperatures so lack at the current readings you will notice we are in the mid upper 30's coldest inlistened valley compared to 24 hours ago. the temperatures in most areas are up. which is a good indication that yes it will be cold tomorrow morning in the valley but not as cold as this in the valleys. when the rain will fall and wet weather will affect the weekend plans. >> thanks. santa clara county district attorney charged maintenance worker late ka with the murder of suspected car thief. 26-year-old riccardo hernandez confronted christopher in underground garage on monday morning investigators believe it was an attempted vigilant justice. he followed his boss orders to detain the victim. attempted citizen arrest ended with deadly gunfire. hernandez is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. >>> u.s. postal inspectors and alameda police look for mailbox stolen from the main
snap not over an ad to the rain that is coming. sandy is here with leif doppler 7 hd. >> yes and as we look at leif doppler 7 hd signs of change already. we are seeing a few clouds out there are next changes come in the form of temperatures so lack at the current readings you will notice we are in the mid upper 30's coldest inlistened valley compared to 24 hours ago. the temperatures in most areas are up. which is a good indication that yes it will be cold tomorrow morning in the valley but not as cold as this in the valleys. when the rain will fall and wet weather will affect the weekend plans. >> thanks. santa clara county district attorney charged maintenance worker late ka with the murder of suspected car thief riccardo-year-old riccardo hernandez confronted christopher in underground garage on monday morning investigators believe it was an attempted vigilant justice. he followed his boss orders to detain the victim. attempted citizen arrest ended with deadly gunfire. hernandez is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. >>> u.s. postal inspectors and alameda police look for
. the attention was sparked by last month's shooting at sandy hook elementary. >> every once in awhile there's something ie wakens the patience of a country, and that tragic event did it in a way like nothing i've seen in my career. >> among those attending today's meeting were parents of children killed in a mass shooting at the aurora, colorado movie theater and survivors of the 2007 virginia tech massacre. tomorrow the vice president's gun policy task force meets with a national rifle association and others opposing gun control. the president has voweda and wants recommendations from the task force by the end of the month. >>> happening now in vallejo, an open house discussion on the hot-button issue of gun control. that meeth just got underway at city hal. congressman mike thompson is hosting the forrum tonight and another in santa rosa tomorrow. thompson says he's a gun owner and a hunter but says he supports restrictions on assault weapons. the homicide rate declined last year. in 2012 the city had 14 homicides involving 11 guns. >>> a plaque that honors petaluma residents killed in th
the december mass shooting at sandy hook elementary. a deal to ban assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips is almost complete. it also includes a crackdown on illegal gun trafficking. gun control was the main subject on capitol hill today. vice president joe biden spent the day meeting with leaders. he talked with several victims groups who say their goal is to find reasonable gun restrictions without violating the second amendment. >> we just want some common sense compromise and approach so that our kids can go to school and come home alive. >> new jersey's republican governor chris christie says it's important to not just look at guns but the mental health system, as well. >> you know, you look at what happened in connecticut, that young man was obviously mentally ill and he needs to be getting treatment. >> governor christie says lawmakers also need to address violent videogames. videogame producers have also been invited to the white house this week. >>> some new cell phone pictures are shedding light on the man accused in the aurora
in the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> 27 year-old victoria soto was killed in december 14th shooting as he tried to shield students from the gunman. >> the shooter killed 20 children and six women for committing suicide. >> strafford mayor john harkins disposed to give her name to the new school in honor of for bravery. construction is set to begin this summer. >> that they must be approved by the town council, which is expected to take up the matter next week. >> today is day two of the preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to try james holmes, the suspect in the hour, colorado theater shooting. >> yesterday, police officers gave detailed accounts of the grim scene after gunman killed 12 and will the doesn't. >> holmes appeared not to show any emotion during the testimony. >> to a pathologist testified the victim's daughter were shot anywhere from one side to nine times. >>160 counts including murder and attempted murder. >> alabama has rolled to its second consecutive ccs championship, and third in four seasons, beating no. 1 notdre dame 42-14 in abc s jet en
fine. >> still ahead, new congress sworn in. plus... >> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class for the first time since a massacre that took lives of 20 classmates and six staff. i'll have the story coming up. >> i'm michael finney, unwanted telemarketing calls to put a stop to them, and they have a cash reward. >>> it was like the first day of school. everybody. there were therapy dogs and parents rmt and anxiety. everybody was, i think happy to get back in the swing of things. >> for the first time since the shooting the young students returned to class today. >> they nufd a school in a town of monroe. >> wendy gillett reports from monroe, connecticut for us. >> students arrived by bus to face what turned out to be an ordinary day. police termed it mundane, nothing to report. exactly what they wanted as children and teachers came together for the first time since the december 14th shootings in newtown. >> most kids were excited. they're seeing friends they hadn't seen, they were anxious to meet up with other kids. you can see teachers had the same response. ex
-storm sandy. despite the tongue lashing they got from new jersey governor chris christie. >> "shame on you. shame on congress." >> reporter: the fact that the rest of the storm relief is now up in the air until a vote later this month. was a let down for new york and new jersey lawmakers. even the freshmen. >> "i am new here. i don't know all the rules of washington but it sure seems like the rule here is to put off till tomorrow what should be done today." >> reporter: it was a return to the reality of broken government in washington. >> "come on mom take a chance. ruin your reputation here" >> reporter: after all of that good-will on display. when vice president joe biden was swearing in members of the 113th congress. and hamming it up with their loved ones. one day later we asked the vice president. if things have changed. his response. off-camera. "we're back to certifying the election." biden was heading into the house to certify the results of the presidential election. a ritual mandated in the constitution. and a reminder of the few things that can get done without a fight. >>> form
of superstorm sandy. that's after house republicans blasted house speaker john boehner for canceling a previously scheduled vote on tuesday. they featured the fema run aid program because a few private insurers cover flood insurance. and a larger 51 billion-dollar aid package. >>> let's get you going out the door. what's happening in contra costa county. >> we're looking at it there at 680 and 24 and highway 4 and traffic is moving pretty well. this is a look at highway 4 from our live camera network. traffic is getting busier on the way to oakland and walnut creek. 680 is moving well from walnut creek to san ramon. yesterday and the day before we had a back up at 6:00. we'll see what happens in 20 minutes or so. if you're driving in the south bay, northbound 280 right now 87 on the shoulder there is a minor crash. watch for it. now let's go to steve. >>> good morning, a few high clouds. 30s instead of 20s for most and. little bit of patchy fog especially out in the vivamente if you're heading to the mountains, be advised of that. patchy fog, high clouds, still mostly sunny today and
sandy. lawmakers from the region also want speedy approval of about $52 billion in recovery aid. a vote on those funds is set for january 15. >>> a tsunami warning has been canceled for parts of southern alaska and coastal canada. it was posted after a strong earthquake shook the region. the u.s. geological survey says the magnitude 7.5 quake struck at midnight alaska time and was centered about 60 miles west of craig, alaska. the quake generated a wave but not big enough to pose a threat. >>> the food and drug administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades. that to help curtail foodborne illnesses that kill thousands every year. here's what the fda want. farmers will be required to take precautions against contamination on the farm. and food manufacturers will now have to submit food safety plans to the government. the new rules are open to public comment for the next 120 days. once they are final, farmers will have two years to get on board. >>> the u.s. job market did hold its own in december despite fears the economy would tumble right over that fiscal cl
could include many surprises because of events like superstorm sandy, the presidential election and the fiscal cliff. taking a live look at the big toward, the dow is down 57. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> there is a new report that disney is looking for ways to cut costs and it could mean eliminating some jobs. sources inside the company that spans theme parks, and merchandise, say an internal audit is underway. disney is not commenting on the report but it does say it looks -- is looking for ways to cut costs and has increased technology in the past few months. >>> 8:46. the suspect in the colorado movie theater mass care will be back in court today for a hearing to determine if the case will go to trial. >>> yesterday was a very emotional day in court. victims' families sat through testimony by police officers. this hear something expected to continue until friday. >>> former nebraska senator chuck hagel could be in for some really tough confirmation hearings. both democratic and republican lawmakers are expressing concerns about him being nominated to be the country
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